I'm not mad about DCS's current state. Just tired of the perpetual beta "pay for wait" business model, the candor of some 3rd party developers calling bare bone versions of their air frames "betas".
I am aware is a sign of the times we live in, but hell I don't mind the old times.
So here I am, taking off in the Black Shark in yet another mission against insurgents in Abkhazia. A proud Russian attack helicopter that saw action in Chechnya but was designed for conventional warfare.
|Breathtaking morning in the new DCS 2.5 world. I am flying towards an insurgent hideout deep in the mountains.|
|My mission: destroy an insurgent T-55 tank in north Abkhazia. Do not cross the frontier if possible.|
|The enemy tank just got a case of the Vikhr.|
|It never fails, mountain flying gives me that feeling of fighting in a cage. The collective is all the way up to my armpits by now.|
|Bugging out of the target area. Mission complete.|
|For my way back I decided not to go through valleys but just climb and make it straight back to the Sochi-Adler airbase.|
|A hell of a descent this will be!|
|I came, I saw, I landed. The stabilization system of the Ka-50 is a masterpiece of Russian design.|
|This sortie out of Sochi-Adler was to support a platoon of Russian mechanized infantry that found themselves stuck near a railroad station.|
|Well, I see everybody is busy down there. Time to go in with rockets!|
|I find myself more at ease with running attacks rather than with attacks from a hover position.|
|Well, I see why these insurgents had an interest in this train station ...|
|Do not overfly the enemy! Do not fly into the high voltage cables! Do turn that position light off!|
|Dayum! I just hit a few tons of captured Russian military equipment.|
|Looking for more targets. Note the flight path (black lines) in the ABRIS (right display).|
|Back into the airbase for a pleasant landing.|